Category: News

A whirlwind of activity at CRESS
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A whirlwind of activity at CRESS

Ever since the team got back from the summer trip it’s been a whirlwind of reports and feedback as we seek to spread the news of CRESS and build our support base. Charity Gala Evening Our big fund raiser at Salisbury Cathedral Refectory provided around £3,500 after all costs were paid.  A wonderful evening was...

Fred Taban returns to All Nations College
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Fred Taban returns to All Nations College

Wednesday last week saw Fred Taban returning to All Nations College to complete his last term (term seven).   He must complete seven terms because when he arrived in 2014 he began the term late and was therefore not eligible to count this towards his BA. Fred’s late arrival back in October 2014 was due...

Fred visits Send A Cow offices
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Fred visits Send A Cow offices

Last week Fiona French arranged for Fred to spend a day at the Send a Cow Offices in Newton Street Loe in Bath. He had a wonderful day spending time with two of their most senior people who explained how their agriculture programmes work. Who are Send A Cow Send a Cow was set up...

Imagine only eating every other day
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Imagine only eating every other day

Today we share pictures of local people receiving maize seed from the CRESS team. The money that made this possible was provided by the Salisbury Sudans Link and sent via CRESS to Liwolo where the harvests failed due to the recent droughts and the people have no seed to sow for the second cropping  As...

Another busy week of treatment for Fred
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Another busy week of treatment for Fred

We continue to support Fred in his treatment and last week he had four different medical appointments. On Monday he received three different vaccinations at Downton pharmacy which unfortunately made him feel ill for 2 days. Then on Wednesday Disie Rushforth took him for his MRI scan at New Hall Hospital – Fred could not...

Salisbury Sudans Link Education Committee
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Salisbury Sudans Link Education Committee

Fred Taban recently attended the Salisbury Sudans Link Education Committee meeting at the home of Ian Pinder. The Sudan Link Every Diocese in the Church of England has a link with another Diocese in the Anglican Communion. The Diocese of Salisbury is unusual in having a link with the Episcopal Church of the whole province...

The kindness of others
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The kindness of others

Fred Taban has been working at Sarum College and receiving medical treatment. Kind members of Wellspring have paid for Fred to have vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B , Typhoid, Cholera and Yellow Fever. For most British people this would be done with some resignation and complaint but for Fred, it was a real joy....

CRESS August Trip Roundup
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CRESS August Trip Roundup

As the CRESS 2016 trip draws to a close I thought I’d share final thoughts and observations as a bit of a roundup. Observation #1 – CRESS is now feeling like an established organisation in Kajo Keji Having personally seen the developments over the past 3 years the change is immense. We now have a...

CRESS in South Sudan – a poem
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CRESS in South Sudan – a poem

Adrian Burholt asked Cilla to write her first impressions of South Sudan as a penultimate blog which she has done in the form of a poem. Land of the Cushites – ancient people Your heritage stretches from the dawn of time Warm and welcoming, yet poor and fearful You eke out a living From a...

Catching up with Fred Taban’s family
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Catching up with Fred Taban’s family

Today we met Fred Taban’s wife and son in Kampala. It took us about an hour and a half to get there but Peris Peter had traveled by bus from Arua in northern Uganda (about 17 hours) to see us, and is combining this with staying with his eldest son, Sunday, and seeing their second son, Nicholas,...